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E-rate Commits Over $450 Million for Broadband in Schools and Libraries in First Wave of Funding for 2014

A record level of early financial support for broadband in schools and libraries has been approved by the E-rate program, the Federal Communications Commission’s program for supporting communications services in these institutions.

FCC Plans $2.9 Million Fine Against Online Company for Making Political Robocalls to Cell Phones

The Federal Communications Commission plans to fine Dialing Services $2,944,000 for allegedly making numerous illegal “robocalls” to mobile phones.

HR 4572, the STELA Reauthorization Act of 2014

Extension of Retransmission Authority for Distant Signals: The bill reauthorizes the retransmission consent provisions for distant signals for five years, ensuring that 1.5 million subscribers in hard-to-reach areas continue to receive vital broad

Nielsen Estimates 116.3 Million Tv Homes In The Us, Up 0.4%

Both the universe of US television homes and the potential TV audience in those homes continue to grow.

Changing Channels: Americans View Just 17 Channels Despite Record Number To Choose From

According to Nielsen’s forthcoming Advertising & Audiences Report, the average US TV home now receives 189 TV channels -- a record high and significant jump since 2008, when the average home received 129 channels.

FCC Plans $3.9 Million Fine Against Colorado Company For Deceptively Switching Customers’ Services And Illegal Billing Practices

The Federal Communications Commission announces that it plans to fine Central Telecom Long Distance $3.9 million for allegedly deceiving consumers to switch their long distance service, billing customers for unauthorized charges, and failing to cl

Library advocates to converge in Washington to protect libraries

Hundreds of library supporters from across the country will meet with their members of Congress from May 5–6, 2014, to advocate for library funding during the American Library Association’s 40th annual National Library Legislative Day.

CompTIA Acquires TechAmerica

CompTIA announced the acquisition of TechAmerica, a leading voice of large businesses in the information and communications technology (ICT) industry.

ITU releases 2014 ICT figures

New figures released by International Telecommunication Union indicate that, by end 2014, there will be almost 3 billion Internet users, two-thirds of them coming from the developing world, and that the number of mobile-broadband subscriptions wil

Justice Department Requires eBay to End Anticompetitive “No Poach” Hiring Agreements

The Department of Justice has reached a settlement with eBay that prevents the company from entering into or maintaining agreements with other companies restraining employee recruitment and hiring.